Biology Colloquium - Dr. Susannah Tringe

Biology Colloquium - Dr. Susannah Tringe

Postby cdouglas » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:19 pm

Department of Biology presents

Sequence-based Exploration of
Microbial Communities

Dr. Susannah G. Tringe, Ph.D.
Metagenome Program Lead
Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute

Friday, March 15, 3:00 PM
Science 2, room 109

"Microbial communities are critical to biogeochemical cycling in all parts of the biosphere as well as plant and animal health, but are difficult to study due to their complexity and our inability to culture most organisms. DNA sequencing is a valuable tool for characterizing microbial community membership and functional potential, and the dramatic increases in sequencing capacity that have come with next-generation technologies allow us to explore these communities at unprecedented depth. I will discuss the history of metagenomics and its applications to environmental, host-associated and engineered microbial communities of importance to industry, agriculture, climate and medicine."

For further information: http://www.csufresno.edu/biology or phone 278-2001

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Katie Williams at the Department of Biology @ 278-2001 or e-mail katiew@csufresno.edu (at least one week in advance of the event).
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